Brocha Solomonovna Lvova

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Brocha Solomonovna Lvova

Birthplace: Kherson, Khersons'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: June 09, 1947 (33)
Tokyo, Japan (murder)
Place of Burial: Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Solomon Levoff and Chana Gershovna Lvova
Half sister of Private

Managed by: Michael Shalom Fagan
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About Brocha Solomonovna Lvova

One day I will write a longer version of Brocha's life, but it it remains somewhat mysterious. There is more research to be done, but some things will probably never be known.

She was born in Kherson (now Ukraine), grew up in Harbin (now China) with her aunt and uncle, went to the University of Southern California, moved to New York to work for the Haganah, and was murdered in 1947 in Tokyo after 8 months living there working for the Soviet Union as a translator in the war crimes tribunal and then for the American war department. She is buried in Toronto.

If you think you know anything about her or her family, friends, or associates, please contact me - Michael Fagan

To do: review all my old notes and documents


  • born 1914 Kherson, Russia now Kherson, Ukraine
  • 1922 - enters orphanage
  • move to Harbin, Manchuria now Harbin, China (or was it actually to Tientsin??)
  • (brief) Shanghai, China - departed from there September 10, 1932
  • (brief) San Francisco, California, United States - ship arrival September 28, 1932
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • (visit) China 1938
  • (brief) Kobe, Japan - stop on the way from Harbin to Los Angeles - 1938 (from declaration of intention)
  • (brief) San Pedro, California - ship arrives in the United States - 1938
  • 660 West Jefferson St., Los Angeles, California (presumably this is now West Jefferson Boulevard) - as per 1938 declaration of intention
  • (visit) Washington, District of Colombia, United States - May 3, 1939 - got her US re-entry visa; I am assuming she had to go in person (or was it possible to do by mail?)
  • (visit) 9 Gogo-Levstaya, Harbin, Manchuria (now China) - left US June 30, 1939
  • (brief) Shanghai, China - ship leaves for the US December 20, 1939
  • (brief) Honolulu, Hawaii, United States - ship stops Dec 31 1939
  • (brief) port of San Francisco, California, United States - ship arrives January 6, 1940
  • Los Angeles, California, United States - returns home
  • move to New York City
  • 26 West 71st Street, New York, New York, United States - 1944 or earlier (from naturalization and city directory) to 1946 or later (from city directory)
  • (visit) Toronto, Ontario, Canada - end of June 1946 (from flight passenger list)
  • move to Tokyo, Japan
  • death 1947, Tokyo, Japan
  • burial Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Text-only records

From's California, U.S., Chinese Arrival Case Files Index, 1884-1940

  • Name: Brocha Lvova
  • Age: 18
  • Gender: Female
  • Birth Date: Mar 1914
  • Birth Place: Russia
  • Arrival Date: 28 Sep 1932
  • Case Number: 32049/004-01
  • Ship: ASAMA MARU


  • some records say black hair, others dark brown (need to review)
  • some records say hazel eyes, others brown (need to review)
  • 1932 record has her height as 4'11", later records as 5', however that could just be normal growth as she was 18 in 1932
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Brocha Solomonovna Lvova's Timeline

March 25, 1914
Kherson, Khersons'ka oblast, Ukraine
June 9, 1947
Age 33
Tokyo, Japan
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada